Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

November 13, 2020

“The fight for diversity and equal access to opportunities is not over – in SFFA v. Harvard, the 1st Circuit of Massachusetts has upheld the value of these goals, and decades of legal precedent on the merit of affirmative action.  And although here in California, the recent defeat of Proposition 16 might make our battle for affirmative action...

November 10, 2020

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) issues the following statements on the outcome of the Presidential Election 2020.

Connie Chung Joe, CEO, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles states,

August 28, 2020

On August 25, ICE announced that Tony Pham, a Vietnamese refugee, will be its next Acting Director. As lawyers, advocates, and members of immigrant and refugee communities, we have witnessed firsthand the terror and trauma that ICE inflicts on our communities.

August 4, 2020

Today, a rule change published in the Federal Register indicates United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will raise the naturalization application fee from $640 to $1,170 effective October 2, 2020. This is the latest anti-immigrant action to be carried out by the Trump Administration. The increase in application costs will be...

July 21, 2020

In an unbelievable and unconstitutional move, President Trump today issued a Presidential Memorandum requiring the U.S. Census Bureau to exclude undocumented individuals from the count that is used for reapportioning Congressional seats.

June 30, 2020

Today, Advancing Justice-LA announces esteemed community leader Connie Chung Joe as CEO. 

June 18, 2020

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, allowed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to continue by keeping DACA renewals in place temporarily.

June 4, 2020

Advancing Justice - AAJC, Advancing Justice - ALC, Advancing Justice - Chicago, and Advancing Justice - Los Angeles stand in solidarity with Black communities across the country demanding justice for Black lives on the National Day of Mourning for the family of George Floyd and the many other Black American families who have suffered the loss...



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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.